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Jersey Black



An old American apple once known as Black Apple because of its very dark colour.

Origin: USA, 1817

Pollination: Jersey Black is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Jersey Black apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Jersey Black tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Jersey Black tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Jersey Black tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Jersey Black tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Jersey Black tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Jersey Black

Believed to have arisen in New Jersey, USA where it was much admired in early 19th century. First recorded in 1817. A late dessert apple also used for cider. An almost black flushed fruit. The juice is very sweet but the flesh has a resinous taste. Vigorous tree.

Characteristics of Jersey Black apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Special featuresGood for Cider
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners